Scholarships for Malaysians to study in Cuba

KUALA LUMPUR: Cuba has offered Malaysians scholarships to study at the International School for Physical Education and Sports. The university churns out graduates in sports management, physical education and recreation. 

The courses, which are to be completed in a five-year period, will enable the graduates to seek employment as physical education teachers as well as coaches. 

At present, the university has students from 37 countries with the bulk coming from Africa and Asia. 

Entry to the university is by means of a Cuban state programme devoted to providing scholarships to students through the Ministry of Foreign Relations (MINREX) and its embassies in the concerned countries. 

Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Azalina Othman Said visited the university last week during her visit to Cuba and was given a briefing by Mrs Adelaida Ramos, the Teaching vice-Rector of the University. 

“The very fact that there is a university dedicated to physical education speaks volumes of the commitment of the Cuban government towards the welfare of their people, especially the youth,” said Azalina. 

“As for the offer to send our students, we welcome it and will look at how we can go about sending our students there.”  

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